The deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was the keynote speaker for the annual fundraiser for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based front for Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, reported Conservative Review.
The theme of the CAIR-New York event Saturday night in Lower Manhattan was “Empowering Muslims: Defending our Freedom.”
The aim was to “bring together Muslim New Yorkers and our allies to celebrate the leaders, organizations, and values that have always made New York great” and to “support our litigation and advocacy for those who face discrimination, harassment, or hate crimes.”
It wasn’t the first time Ellison, the nation’s first Muslim congressman, had spoken at a CAIR event.
He ignored warnings from members of Arizona’s congressional delegation 10 years ago when he was scheduled to speak at a fundraiser